おさるさん Osaru-san
Monkey Tap
Artwork from Rhythm Heaven Megamix
Gender Male
Appearances Rhythm Tengoku,
Rhythm Heaven,
Rhythm Heaven Fever,
Rhythm Heaven Megamix

Monkey is a recurring character from the Rhythm Heaven franchise, particularly Rhythm Heaven Fever.

Rhythm Tengoku


The Monkey's first appearance is in Showtime, where he hits a switch to launch a ball for the penguins to catch mid-air.

Tap Trial

In Tap Trial, there are 2 monkeys who instruct you on when to tap, double tap, triple tap, or jump.

Rhythm Heaven

Fan Club

In Fan Club, there are three monkeys, where one in which is the player. Per the actions you are supposed to follow in this game, the monkeys do the clapping, or otherwise "cheering."

Rhythm Heaven Fever

Hole in One

In Hole in One, the Monkey is seen as one of the two main characters. It is the one on the right side of the screen tossing the golf balls at you to shoot. In Hole in One 2, the Monkey is instead female.


The Monkey is the leader in Tambourine. It plays the tambourine as the player must repeat them.

Monkey Watch

In Monkey Watch, there are dozens of monkeys. The player, a monkey as well, rides the watch's clock hand and "high fives" the other monkeys as the player passes by them. There is a "punk monkey" that will be followed every few monkeys, which high five off-beat.

Remix 2

In the sections of Board Meeting, instead of a woman assistant there is a small female monkey wearing glasses and a small pink dress. Instead of saying "One, two, three!" the monkey says "Oo-ookii!".

Exhibition Match

Before the last ball is thrown in Exhibition Match, The curtain in the middle of the arena rises to reveal a monkey, who is catching the pitcher's baseballs and dropping the to Slugger.

Rhythm Heaven Megamix

Animal Acrobat

In Animal Acrobat, the Acrobatic Monkey swings on elephant trunks and giraffe heads in order to be a circus star.

Pajama Party

In Pajama Party, the pajama girl throws a pajama party with monkeys.

The monkeys also appear in the returning Tap Trial, Fan Club, Hole in one, Monkey Watch and Exhibition Match.



  • Monkeys made a cameo in WarioWare: Smooth Moves and Game & Wario, by the same creators who made the WarioWare series.
  • The first monkey appearence in the series is Showtime in Rhythm Tengoku.


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